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Careers with Real Ideas

We’re working to create a fairer world by solving problems and creating opportunities – could you be part of the solution? From breathing new life into old buildings to supporting young people to develop the skills to succeed in an ever-changing world, Real Ideas innovates to deliver real and lasting social change.

We are looking for those who have a desire and willingness to have meaningful conversations, be interested, spark inquisitiveness in others, to look beyond the filters and not simply accept the status quo. We are looking for informed agitators – those who have a want/need to find out and understand how other people think.

We are an energetic, passionate and creative team. We love nothing more than delivering real change for people and communities.

The work is broad, varied and challenging – so bring your a-game and a hefty supply of determination, energy and passion.

Current job and tender opportunities

Navigator for Game Changer, Cornwall

Game Changer is transforming the lives of young people living in challenging circumstances in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly today.

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Casual - Customer Experience Host role

We would like to slowly start building a team of brilliant casual Customer Experience Hosts in Newquay and Plymouth.

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How soon will I know if my application has been successful?

We aim to contact successfully-shortlisted candidates within 1 week of the closing date but sometimes this can take a little longer. It will be two weeks at the most.

Where are the interviews held?

Given the current situation, we are happy to conduct interviews online if appropriate.
If interviews are to be held in person, it will usually be held at either our Plymouth or Liskeard office.

Plymouth office
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL
Nearest railway stations: Devonport (15 minute walk) or Plymouth (40 minute walk)
Nearest bus stop: Cumberland Gardens
Parking: On-street parking is available in the surrounding area. Please park with consideration for local residents.

Liskeard office
26 Fore Street, Liskeard, PL14 3JB
Nearest railway station: Liskeard (20 minute walk)
The nearest bus stops: Liskeard Post Office or Lloyds Bank
Parking: Nearest car parks are Upper Sungirt (short stay), Lower Sungirt (long stay) or Westbourne (long stay) and each is approximately a 5 minute walk from the office.

What can I expect at an interview with Real Ideas?

The exact type of interview will vary depending on the role you’re applying for.  We appreciate interviews can be stressful, so we try to make them more of a conversation and a chance for you to tell us about how your skills and experience make you the right person for the role.

Sometimes we may ask you to complete a task or a presentation, but we will let you know about this in advance.

Our processes are open, transparent and fair. If you have any particular needs or requirements, please do let us know so we are able to make the required adjustments.

Who you meet at the interview is determined by the role you are applying for.

What should I wear to my interview?

We have a relaxed dress code at Real Ideas, so dress how you feel comfortable.

There aren't any vacancies advertised - can I send you my CV?

If we are not currently advertising, you are welcome to send your CV to With your permission, we will hold your CV on file for a maximum of 6 months and contact you should any suitable roles become available.

How is my data used and stored?

We take the collection and processing of personal data seriously and have updated our policies, systems and processes to comply with GDPR.  You can read our Privacy Notice here.

Can I claim back travel expenses?

Yes, we encourage people to use public transport where appropriate to reduce carbon emissions. Please do not hesitate to ask for an expenses form before or after the interview.

Any other questions?

If you can’t find the answer to your question on this page, please contact or call 0330 223 4158

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